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Thread #83351   Message #1531514
Posted By: Abby Sale
30-Jul-05 - 09:40 AM
Thread Name: Happy! - July 30 (Doerflinger)
Subject: Happy! - July 30 (Doerflinger)

Happy Birthday!

William Main Doerflinger


(d Dec 1, 2000)

Buy Shantymen and Shantyboys (reissued as Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman). He was the only person ever to collect "The Leaving of Liverpool" from tradition. Doerflinger was the dean of sea music and one of America's great folk song collectors and scholars. AND, he was a good writer, as well. Don't forget to read the introduction.

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